David's Trail: Red Bank to Bidwell Point

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David's Trail: Red Bank to Bidwell Point is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gamaliel, Arkansas that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

historic site

Excellent, all-purpose trail ideal for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and walking. Rolling elevations, parallels winding lake shore, woods and lake views. Wide, 4-foot width reduces ticks & chiggers risk in summer. The northern half of this section is challenging, with steep terrain and rough tread, and two short steep ravine crossings have ropes tied to boulders to assist hikers. Middle stretch follows old roads through the Seward Point Wildlife Management Area. The southern half of this 9.4 mile stretch is easier and tread quality is better. There are some historic foundations of old homesteads, including an old fashioned stone well. Five trailheads on this 9-mile stretch: Red Bank, Driftwood Lane, County Road 817, County Road 812, and Bidwell Point Park. The CR812 trailhead is a rough road, limited parking.